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Monday, August 20, 2012

Well, the wedding is over. It was beautiful and everything went well. I will post pictures when I get them from the photographer.

The last couple of months all I did was concentrate on the wedding, therefore my exercise and tracking went out the window. I tried to be careful with what I ate, but somehow the weight just crept back on. I haven't been to the gym in a month. It was crazy - some days when I didn't eat that much (had breakfast, skipped lunch because I was busy and had a light supper), the next day I was up a couple of pounds. I tried to exercise at least 10 min each day, but it didn't help. I am facing the fact that I gained 18 pounds from my lowest weight this year -- OUCH!!

I went to the gym tonight and rode the stationary bike for 30 min. I was tired after 10 but pushed through.

I have reset some goals and started the 100 Day Challenge again which will run Aug 20-Nov 27. I want to lose what I gained plus a 2 for a total of 20 pounds. I know I can do it - I just have to stay focused and accountable.

My goals are:
1. Daily blog how I am doing
2. Exercise for at least 30 min a day 6x a week and work up to 120 min a day.
3. Drink 8-10 glasses a day.
4. Daily tract food and exercise.
5. High protein breakfast, shake for lunch
6. Cut back on snacking.

Finally, I want to thank all my SparkFriends and your encouragement over the last couple of months.

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    Carrie those are awesome goals i know you can do them i have watch you flourish. I bet that wedding was beautiful as are you! You can attain these goals. I will be there routing you on!!!
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    2989 days ago
    One of my friends said, use wanting to stop as a signal to do one more. Congratulations on pushing through to 30 min. Sounds like you have a plan. Now WORK that plan. emoticon
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    It's just not fair how quickly the weight comes back when we're focused on other things. Your plan sounds very doable and well thought out. I've restarted in the past couple of weeks too! That 100 day challenge sounds good, that it will end right around Thanksgiving and that is when I hope to meet my first goal. Best of luck, emoticon
    2990 days ago
    I know that you will accomplish the goals you have set! Keep up the great work!
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    2990 days ago
    Hey sweet lady,

    So happy to hear the wedding went well for your daughter and family. Always a special time of celebration. Your plan sounds attainable Carrie. It does sound like an "ouch" for you right now. But you put it out there and now you have a plan to go forward! May God give you the persistence to keep on track with your food and movement.

    Go girl!
    Julia : )
    2990 days ago
    Boy, do I feel you. We women struggle to take care of ourselves when life gets hectic. You sound like you got a great plan. emoticon
    2990 days ago
    Whew, it's tough when life is hectic - but don't sell yourself short - YOU deserve to be treated well all the time too. Clearly you're a giver, you give to everyone - so remember that everyone who needs you needs you to be healthy emoticon

    Sounds like you've resolved to put yourself on the priority list emoticon

    You've listed some great goals and I can't wait to hear about your upcoming successes - and look forward to pictures from that wedding!
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    2990 days ago
    glad things went well for the wedding you worked so hard. i like your plan Welcome back to the Spark trail as i like to call it. remember even ten minutes at a time counts for exercising it dds up fast. we can do this as a team

    1. You are a successful the moment you start moving toward a worth while goal
    Charles Carlson
    2. Take a deep breath pick your self up dust your self off and go again
    very morning that you wake up is another chance to get it right"

    you are worth your best effort!

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